• Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    How to dominate eggnog, classic and with a twist [RECIPE]

    Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city, the decorations were lit, everything was so pretty. The presents were wrapped with (varying degrees of) care and the table was set for a feast we would share. The roads, they were frightful -- the highways a mess -- it's a wonder we didn't coll ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities bars for spirits

    We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Glenmorangie Lasanta, a Scotch to fight the fall chill

    ​Glenmorangie Lasanta $14 St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill 6501 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park 952.345.0505; As many delicious cocktails as there are in these Twin Cities, something about the chilly damp weather in fall always brings me back to my first love: whisky, spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The Macallan 55 at St. Paul Grill: a super fancy drink of the week

    Fifty-five years old and $750 a glass.​The Macallan 55$750 a glassThis Drink of the Week should probably be described in the voice of Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, so image that. The Macallan 55 is a Highland single-malt scotch whisky, meaning this little sip has been aged i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    St. Paul Grill Scotch Club offers prix-fixe pairing dinner

    Pair scotch with food at the St. Paul Grill. ​The St. Paul Grill's celebrates the first anniversary of its Scotch Club by offering a prix-fixe dinner menu from May 16-26. The four-course dinner is available to Scotch Club members for $49.95, plus tax and gratuity--if you're not yet a member yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Whiskey in a can causes controversy even before it hits shelves

    Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.​Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people. And we thought Four Loko was bad... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Psycho Suzi's liquidation sale--all liquids must go--this Week in Food.

    Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. ​ Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Haskell's wine sale: 10 recommendations

    Haskell'sHaskell's Wine Sale on Now​Wine shop sale week continues with the annual Haskell's Fall Sale. I hope you were able to attend the free tasting last Saturday. A lot is going on at Haskell's over the next month. Here are some of the events, plus recommendations on great wines to look fo ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009
  • Restaurants

    December 8, 2004

    Single Malt: Innumerable Bottles

    The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look